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The Conjuring 2 (2016)

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Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to North London to help a single mother raising 4 children alone in a house plagued by a supernatural spirit.

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James Wan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Wilson ... Ed Warren
Vera Farmiga ... Lorraine Warren
Madison Wolfe ... Janet Hodgson
Frances O'Connor ... Peggy Hodgson
Lauren Esposito ... Margaret Hodgson
Benjamin Haigh ... Billy Hodgson
Patrick McAuley ... Johnny Hodgson
Simon McBurney ... Maurice Grosse
Maria Doyle Kennedy ... Peggy Nottingham
Simon Delaney ... Vic Nottingham
Franka Potente ... Anita Gregory
Bob Adrian ... Bill Wilkins
Robin Atkin Downes ... Demon Voice (voice)
Bonnie Aarons ... Demon Nun
Javier Botet ... Crooked Man
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Storyline

In 1977, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to London, England, where single mother Peggy Hodgson believes that something evil is in her home. When Peggy's youngest daughter starts showing signs of demonic possession, Ed and Lorraine attempt to help the besieged girl, only to find themselves targeted by the malicious spirits. Written by ahmetkozan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The next true story from the case files of Ed and Lorraine Warren


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror and horror violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Conjuring 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,406,314, 12 June 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$102,470,008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$320,392,818
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Frances O'Connor's look resembles a young Barbara Hershey when she starred in The Entity (1982), another horror movie about supernatural forces. Hershey played Lorraine Lambert, the mother of Josh Lambert, in Insidious (2010). Josh Lambert was played by Patrick Wilson, who plays Ed Warren in this movie. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Janet is home sick from school, after she hangs up the phone with her mom who called to check on her, she uses the remote to flip back to the station she was watching, and the first station she flips to reveals an adult Jon Bon Jovi in mid-song. Since the story did not take place until 1977, Jon Bon Jovi would have been only 14 to 15 years old, a full 6 years before being discovered. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lorraine Warren: After everything we've seen, there isn't much that rattles either of us anymore. But this one... this one still haunts me.
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Crazy Credits

During the end of the first set of credits, you can hear the actual recording of Ed Warren talking to Janet. See more »

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References Blue Hawaii (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Jolly Christmas Medley
Arranged by Robert J. Walsh and James E. Moore
Performed by Robert J. Walsh
Courtesy of Chicago Music Library
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A great horror sequel, not as good as the first
3 June 2016 | by seige-houndSee all my reviews

The Conjuring 2 is a period piece horror film that continues the story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, two demonologists who are most well known for their investigations into the Amityville haunting. The first film was set before Amityville and concerned one of their lesser known cases. This film is set after Amityville, and mainly concerns the Enfield Poltergeist.

The films obviously take a lot of liberties to what *actually* happened. Let's just say that this film is set in an alternate reality where every investigation the Warren family looks into is entirely true. If anyone looks into the actual footage and evidence in the case, it seems to be a pretty elaborate hoax, but in this film, it isn't.

That being said, this is an incredibly effective horror film, and some moments definitely caused me to feel incredibly anxious, and I frequently felt the need to push against the seat to get as far away from the screen as possible. The family is incredibly charming and likable, and the acting, especially the main girl character, I found to be quite impressive. There is also a carryover story from the first film concerning the Warren family, as they question the reason why they do what they do.

There were some cheesy moments throughout the film that distracted me a little. Some weird and out of place editing choices and other minor stuff. There is an over reliance of CGI in a few scenes that I found distracting. CGI, especially when it's CGI characters, are incredibly hard to make scary, and this film is no exception. However, for the most part this issue is avoided in favour of more traditional methods of scaring the audience.

Overall a quality film that is definitely worth watching if you liked the first film. It's not a better film than the first, but there isn't a massive drop in quality that occasionally occurs in sequels.


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